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Service records 1840 - 1858 - COMPLETED
« on: Friday 26 February 21 18:02 GMT (UK) »
Thomas Gutridge enlisted in January 1840 with either the 45th Regiment of Foot or the 45th Regiment of Infantry.  His service number was 1667.

I have his regimental papers from FindMyPast which are dated 1858 when he was discharged.  However these do not show where he served.

Would a service record be available anywhere, and would this possibly give his next of kin?

This is a topic I know next to nothing about, so would appreciate any assistance.  Thanks
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Re: Service records 1840 - 1858
« Reply #1 on: Friday 26 February 21 20:22 GMT (UK) »
FindMyPast seems to have scrambled the images and indexing for that particular box of records in WO97 (Box 1529). The link for Thomas Gutridge leads to papers for a Hambling, which have a few Thomas Gutridge papers tagged on at the end, but not his Statement of Service.  (The link for Hambling leads to the papers for a soldier named Hands.) To find the rest of the Gutridge papers you may have to trawl through all the images for that box using the browse facility. https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record/browse?id=gbm%2fwo97%2f1529%2f133%2f007

Alternatively, the army papers are also viewable on Fold 3 but I don't have a sub for that. Their file may be more complete.
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« Reply #2 on: Saturday 27 February 21 05:25 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much.  I had forgotten that I had found the ones I did by looking at the ones that came after Hambling and then found the three that I have.  Brain fog obviously  ::)

I shall spend this morning trawling through the link you gave.
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« Reply #3 on: Saturday 27 February 21 05:58 GMT (UK) »
Shaun

Thanks so much for the link.  Found his service papers very easily once I worked out that they were filed alphabetically.

Really appreciate your help.
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